Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wisconsin legends: slice of cheddar on your apple pie

When I moved to Wisconsin long ago, I was told repeatedly and with conviction by generally informed people that Wisconsin state law requires offering a slice of cheese with apple pie. Here's a little story debunking that. It had surely never occurred to me that people would eat cheese with apple pie until I came here, but they really do. (I've had it but feel no need to do it again.)

Image from here.


John Cowan said...

Apple pie with cheese is one of the dishes that Southerners associate with "Yankees", meaning any American who isn't from the South.

Was the cheese you got sharp cheddar?

lynneguist said...

I grew up in New York state and cheddar with apple pie is very common there. Maybe not in restaurants, but certainly in homes.

Aidan Kiernander said...

"Apple pie without cheese is like a pinch without a squeeze." (English rhyme)

Adding cheese to an apple pie is an old English tradition, but one which is now seldom practiced on this side of the pond.

Mr. Verb said...

Wow, I had no idea. Thanks.